:: Volume 9, Issue 4 (winter 2009) ::
J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2009, 9(4): 334-346 Back to browse issues page
Seroepidemiological Survey of Human Cystic Echinococcosis with ELISA Method in Moghan Plain, Ardabil Province
Hafez Mirzanejad-Asl , Majid fasihi harandi
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 Background and objective: Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is a cosmopolitan and prevalent zoonosis in the world. It caused by larva of Echinococcus genusspecies. CE is medically and economically one of the important parasitic zoonoses in Iran especially Moghan Plain. So far no survey was conducted to determine the rate of CE in this region.

 Method: The subjects of this descriptive- analytic study were people of the Moghan plain. The prevalence of the disease was determined with serologic examination using ELISA test. ELISA was carried out using HCF-Ag that obtained from a diseased sheep. Household information was recorded in questionnaires before collecting serum samples. The results were analyzed by SPSS using statistical tests.

 Result: Out of 2008 samples, 1267 were female and 734 were male. At all 9.2 % (184) of sera were found to be positive.

 Conclusion: This survey determined more prevalence of Cystic Echinococcosis in women (%10) than men (%7.9) and infection is more in places that keep much Dogs.

Keywords: Echinococcosis, Hydatid Cyst, Seroepidemiology, ELISA, Moghan Plain
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2007/09/8 | Accepted: 2010/01/5 | Published: 2010/03/18

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